Browsed by
Author: BreadOfLife

At the Father’s right hand John saw God the Son, Jesus Christ. Christ, the Lamb who was slain, was worthy to “open the scrolls” and reveal what was yet to come.

At the Father’s right hand John saw God the Son, Jesus Christ. Christ, the Lamb who was slain, was worthy to “open the scrolls” and reveal what was yet to come.

BibleGateway: Revelation 5:1-14 ESV Text: Revelation 5:1-14 Revelation 5 (Listen) The Scroll and the Lamb 5:1 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open…

Read More Read More

We are reminded of how critical it is for us to follow the word of the Lord and not to be misled by false teachers. The way of God is always best.

We are reminded of how critical it is for us to follow the word of the Lord and not to be misled by false teachers. The way of God is always best.

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 13:1-34 ESV Text: 1 Kings 13:1-34 1 Kings 13 (Listen) A Man of God Confronts Jeroboam 13:1 And behold, a man of God came out of Judah by the word of the LORD to Bethel. Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make offerings. 2 And the man cried against the altar by the word of the LORD and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah…

Read More Read More

Jeroboam, the Lord’s choice to succeed Solomon, committed terrible sin by leading Israel into idolatry. This was the “sin of Jeroboam” that would be repeated over and over by subsequent rulers.

Jeroboam, the Lord’s choice to succeed Solomon, committed terrible sin by leading Israel into idolatry. This was the “sin of Jeroboam” that would be repeated over and over by subsequent rulers.

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 12:26-33 ESV Text: 1 Kings 12:26-33 1 Kings 12:26–33 (Listen) 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom will turn back to the house of David. 27 If this people go up to offer sacrifices in the temple of the LORD at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn again to their lord, to Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and return to Rehoboam king of Judah.” 28 So the king took counsel…

Read More Read More

Solomon’s kingdom is divided with Rehoboam ruling in the south (Judah) and Jeroboam ruling in the north (Israel). There would be trouble now for years to come.

Solomon’s kingdom is divided with Rehoboam ruling in the south (Judah) and Jeroboam ruling in the north (Israel). There would be trouble now for years to come.

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 12:16-25 ESV Text: 1 Kings 12:16-25 1 Kings 12:16–25 (Listen) The Kingdom Divided 16 And when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, “What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Look now to your own house, David.” So Israel went to their tents. 17 But Rehoboam reigned over the people of Israel who lived in the…

Read More Read More

John’s visions of “what must take place after this” began with a scene where all creatures bowed down in worship and gave honor to God. God is worthy of such honor for He created all things.

John’s visions of “what must take place after this” began with a scene where all creatures bowed down in worship and gave honor to God. God is worthy of such honor for He created all things.

BibleGateway: Revelation 4:1-11 ESV Text: Revelation 4:1-11 Revelation 4 (Listen) The Throne in Heaven 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. 3 And he who sat there…

Read More Read More

Rehoboam tried to ascend the throne of his father Solomon, but quickly showed that he had no love for the people he wanted to rule. God preserve us from heartless leaders!

Rehoboam tried to ascend the throne of his father Solomon, but quickly showed that he had no love for the people he wanted to rule. God preserve us from heartless leaders!

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 11:41-12:15 ESV Text: 1 Kings 11:41-12:15 1 Kings 11:41–12:15 (Listen) 41 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the Book of the Acts of Solomon? 42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43 And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his place. Rehoboam’s…

Read More Read More

Solomon’s rule began to crumble and Ahijah the prophet told Jeroboam that he would become the next great king— if he relied on the Lord for his strength and followed the Lord’s guidance.

Solomon’s rule began to crumble and Ahijah the prophet told Jeroboam that he would become the next great king— if he relied on the Lord for his strength and followed the Lord’s guidance.

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 11:26-40 ESV Text: 1 Kings 11:26-40 1 Kings 11:26–40 (Listen) 26 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow, also lifted up his hand against the king. 27 And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king. Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of David his father. 28 The man Jeroboam was very able, and when Solomon…

Read More Read More

The congregation here was wealthy and comfortable and it had led to an attitude of indifference toward Christ. They were “neither cold nor hot” but only lukewarm.

The congregation here was wealthy and comfortable and it had led to an attitude of indifference toward Christ. They were “neither cold nor hot” but only lukewarm.

BibleGateway: Revelation 3:14-22 ESV Text: Revelation 3:14-22 Revelation 3:14–22 (Listen) To the Church in Laodicea 14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. 17 For you say, I…

Read More Read More

The foreign women Solomon married were a bad spiritual influence on him and he began to build shrines to their false gods. The decline and loss of His kingdom was now coming.

The foreign women Solomon married were a bad spiritual influence on him and he began to build shrines to their false gods. The decline and loss of His kingdom was now coming.

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 11:1-13 ESV Text: 1 Kings 11:1-13 1 Kings 11:1–13 (Listen) Solomon Turns from the Lord 11:1 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, 2 from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these…

Read More Read More

The Lord had promised wisdom and wealth to Solomon, and He delivered on both. Even the Queen of Sheba was astonished to see all that Solomon had.

The Lord had promised wisdom and wealth to Solomon, and He delivered on both. Even the Queen of Sheba was astonished to see all that Solomon had.

BibleGateway: 1 Kings 10:1-13 ESV Text: 1 Kings 10:1-13 1 Kings 10:1–13 (Listen) The Queen of Sheba 10:1 Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions. 2 She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones. And when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind. 3 And Solomon…

Read More Read More